Oscar De La Hoya: 15,000 tickets sold in 2 hours for ‘Canelo’ Alvarez-James Kirkland fight May 9 at Minute Maid Park

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez sits at the dais during Tuesday’s news conference in Houston promoting his May 9 fight against James Kirkland at Minute Maid Park/Photo by Soobum Im, Hogan Photos, Golden Boy Promotions


Tickets for the May 9 junior middleweight fight between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and James Kirkland slated for May 9 at Minute Maid Park in Houston (on HBO) are, not surprisingly, selling like hot cakes.

“In just two hours since they went on sale, 15,000 tickets have been sold for May 9,” promoter Oscar De La Hoya said.

Alvarez, a former junior middleweight champion, is 41-1-1 with 31 knockouts. Kirkland, of Austin, Texas, is 32-1 with 28 knockouts.

There is no title on the line in this one, but there doesn’t have to be as this figures to be one heck of a fight.


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